Rescued Mother Bear and Cubs Emerging From New Den Is the Sweetest Video You’ll See All Week

For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2014

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Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

The sight of a rescued mother bear and her two little cubs emerging from their den is enough to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Thanks to PETA, Simpsons cocreator Sam Simon, and the Atlanta Humane Society, now everyone can see it. That’s because we rescued 17 bears from the barren concrete pits of a dismal tourist attraction in Georgia and relocated them to the lush acreage of The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colo., and video of one of the rescued bears, Ursula, and her two newborn cubs venturing outside their den can be viewed here.

At the bear pits, Ursula—who was pregnant when she arrived at the sanctuary— was repeatedly impregnated, only to have her babies torn away from her shortly after birth. Then it was back to the same mind-numbing life in what amounted to a dungeon, where she was forced to beg visitors for scraps of food. Now, for the first time, Ursula can raise her young and thrive in an environment in which she and her cubs are respected. Never again will she or any of the other rescued bears have to beg or cower to anyone, and because the sanctuary has a policy against breeding, never again will she be impregnated. A summary and video of the rescue can be viewed here.

We’re sure your readers won’t be able to resist watching and sharing this touching video.

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